|Since 1974 fares for Eastern Long Island have increased at a greater rate than fares for New York City Riders.|
Zone 1 fares have increased 448 % since 1974, while eastern Long Island fares have increased 666 %!
Why are Long Islanders paying 218% more than NY City commuters ?
This continual compounding of fares is an unsustainable process, a simple mathematical fact, it cannot continue without eliminating ridership from eastern Long Island.
Why are Long Island passengers subsidizing New York City LIRR passengers?
The spreadsheet chart below is based on publicly available LIRR fare history.
This spreadsheet clearly shows the higher percentage fare increases imposed upon eastern Long Island.
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